Live blogging the Hartford Tea Party

Tomorrow, starting at about noon ET, we’ll be live blogging the Tea Party event in Hartford. We’ll be posting short notes and photos from the event.

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Tea Party happening in Hartford, other locations April 15

Are you tea’d off? All of the details for the Hartford Tea Party are now available, and all that remains is for you to get involved today! Tea Party’s are scheduled in Hartford, New Haven and Norwich, Connecticut on April 15.

Update: We’re live blogging the Hartford Tax Day Tea Party over here.

It is your money and politicians work for you. You must government representatives know that you intend to take charge of your money, your rights, and your country.

So, are you tea’d off yet? Hat tip to Radio Vice Online reader Libertarian27 for the tea’d off idea!

Here are the details from the Tax Day Tea Party Web site. If you are going to attend, we’d suggest registering online. There is an RSVP form at the Web site.

April 15, noon – 2:00 p.m.
On the north steps of State Capitol, Capitol Avenue
For details, send an e-mail to Rick or Matthew
Website for the Hartford Tea Party, directions, parking and some assistance with public transportation and other bus/train service to Hartford.

New Haven
April 15, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
At Long Wharf, I-95, Exit 46
For details, send an e-mail, or check out the Facebook page for the New Haven event

April 15, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
At the Marina area near the Gazebo
For details, send an e-mail, there is plenty of parking in the marina area and across the street in the parking garage.

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Congratulations to all of the organizers – in particular to Rick Rothstein who took charge from the grass roots of his front lawn- but also Pam Fowler and Chris Murray who have put together Tea Parties in the Fairfield County area.

Finally I will be changing the video all week to inspire you to join Rick and to e-mail him and let him know you will be there. Today’s video should be all you need. Ha!


This is what they think of you. Get on your feet, please.

Looking for Tea Party ideas?
If you are looking for some great signs, we’ve found a Web site that features 11×17 inches pre-made color signs that you can download and have printed on card stock. Hat tip to Malkin. (Should be a reasonable price since they are small)

Tea Party Ideas from American Solutions

12 American Solutions for Jobs and Prosperity Pork and Taxes Handouts Elected Officials Checklists

Culture of corruption migrates to Hartford

Many already knew that it had arrived years ago. Hartford mayor, Eddie Perez (D) headed over to Troop H in Hartford this morning to turn himself in after a warrant was issued including charges of bribery, fabricating evidence, and conspiring to fabricate evidence. The warrant was issued after a 15 month grand jury investigation.

I’m not familiar with the details, but it looks like Perez and contractor Carlos Costa were caught wheeling and dealing back in 2007 and then conspired to cover it up.

From the Hartford Courant, who failed to let the national audience checking out the story know that Perez is a Democrat.

A grim-faced Mayor Eddie A. Perez turned himself in to state police at the Troop H barracks on Washington Street this morning around 10 a.m. He entered the building with his attorney, Hubert J. Santos, without speaking to the throng of reporters waiting.

A short time later Perez and Santos emerged from the building and heading for Santos’ waiting car. When asked for comment, Perez said “1 o’clock,” referring to a scheduled press conference at city hall.

Perez is charged with bribery, fabricating evidence and conspiracy to fabricate evidence.

State criminal investigators have circled Perez since early 2007, and in October of that year, the state formed an investigatory grand jury to probe allegations of political corruption in the mayor’s administration, including work contractor Carlos Costa did on Perez’s home.

Costa, who has done millions in work for the city on a troubled and long-overdue streetscape project, was arrested Monday and charged with bribery, fabricating evidence and conspiracy to fabricate evidence, according to his lawyer, William Gerace.

According to the chief state’s attorney’s office, Costa agreed to work on Perez’s home because he believed he would have been “black balled” from city if he didn’t.

Gateway Pundit asks if we can use the term culture of corruption yet? I say yes.

Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was busted on bribery charges today. He joins three fellow democratic mayors caught in scandal this year. Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Jan. 9, 2009, by a grand jury on 12 counts, including perjury, theft and misconduct in office. Racine Mayor Gary Becker (2nd from right) was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and possession of child pornography. Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the first openly gay mayor from a major American city, admitted last week that he had sexual relations with a teen intern.


Don’t forget all of the problems that the Massachusetts State Legislature has had the last six months. Dianne Wilkerson, Salvatore F. DiMasi, Therese Murray, John H. Rogers, Robert P. Spellane and J. James Marzilli are all either out or under a cloud of suspicion by residents.

Even the previous two Democrat House Leaders, Charles F. Flaherty and Thomas M. Finneran – now a radio show host at WRKO in Boston – resigned in corruption clouds.

Although all of the problems involve Democrats in Massachusetts, and all of the mayors happen to be Democrats, that does not mean there is not serious problems within Republican ranks.

I’m officially calling this the “age of Democrat corruption in the United States”. Didn’t Pelosi promise to clean up this act?

Hartford public schools welcome ACORN

In this today’s Hartford Courant, we learn about the ACORN’s visit Hartford Public. ACORN – the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – has been caught up in a bunch of voter registration scandals around the country and is as liberal as you can get.

The money line from the Courant’s article? Keep reading to find out.

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Perez signs sanctuary city ordinance

Eddie Perez, mayor of Hartford, Conn., has just signed the city ordinance mentioned here and here. No replies to my e-mails, and The Hartford Courant continues to ignore the issue; comments are turned off for today’s story.

Hartford is on it’s way to becoming a sanctuary city for sure. Read more

Update: Hartford city council approves sanctuary city ordinance

The open borders advocates – who not only welcome illegal aliens but encourage them to steal public services – have almost won another battle. The Hartford City Council passed an ordinance last night – written about last month here at Conservative247 – that bars the Hartford Police Department from inquiring about immigration status.

I say almost won since Hartford’s mayor, Eddie Perez, has not signed the ordinance into law yet. There is still time to get your point of view heard. Read more

Hartford to go for sanctuary city status

Aug. 5: Welcome to LGF readers. Let me know how you’re finding this article will ya? Update: Thanks for the link smokefire.

Not to be outdone by New Haven, a sanctuary city that will issue a city ID no-questions-asked, Hartford, Connecticut is considering an ordinance that will prevent the Hartford Police Department’s law enforcement officers from arresting or detaining illegal aliens that have administrative (non-criminal) warrants.

Yes, read that again. Even if ICE has tagged these criminals for deportation, this ordinance prevents police officers in Hartford from holding them and contacting the Feds for a pick-up. As far as the Hartford City Council is concerned, it’s a federal problem and they don’t want to have anything to do with it.

So much for inter-agency cooperation. Read more